The Philippines' best-known holiday island Boracay
The Philippines' best-known holiday island Boracay. Image Credit: Instagram | @shangrilaboracay


  • Holiday economics is being revived by Manila to allow people to play holidays around longer weekends set in 2023.
  • Move expected to give workers and their families a chance to help boost domestic, international tourism.

Manila: The updated list of holidays and non-working days for 2023, which aims to allow for more extended weekends, is expected to boost the tourism sector.

Christina Frasco, the Secretary for Tourism, stated that the agency has stepped up efforts to promote tourism by promoting lesser-known locations to draw more people and enhance the entire travel experience.

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. earlier signed an order adjusting the list of holidays and non-working days in next year.

Separate proclamations will be issued declaring Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, according to the Malacanang Palace, the country's main seat of power.

Here is the list of regular holidays:

New Year’s Day - January 1, 2023 (Sunday)

Araw ng Kagitingan - April 10, 2023 (Monday nearest April 9, 2023)

Maundy Thursday - April 6, 2023

Good Friday - April 7, 2023

Labor Day - May 1, 2023 (Monday)

Independence Day - June 12, 2023 (Monday)

National Heroes Day - August 28, 2023 (Last Monday of August)

Bonifacio Day - November 27, 2023 (Monday nearest November 30)

Christmas Day - December 25, 2023 (Monday)

Rizal Day - December 30, 2023 (Saturday)

Here is the list of special non-working days:

EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary - February 25, 2023 (Saturday)

Black Saturday - April 8, 2023

Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21, 2023 (Monday)

All Saints’ Day - November 1, 2023 (Wednesday)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary - December 8, 2023 (Friday)

Last Day of the Year - December 31, 2023 (Sunday)

Here is the list of additional special non-working days:

January 2, 2023 (Monday)

November 2, 2023 (Thursday)